North Sports Report - October 2, 2014

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Super Bowl Time: Meet Me in the Alley

High School Bowling season got rolling this week and the North Sports Report was in attendance as the boys and girls teams from Whites Creek, Maplewood, Hunters Lane and MLK knocked down some pins at Oak Valley Lanes. Bowling is fun, but these student-athletes know that it is serious competition too. Check this out… these bowlers are really good. I mean, seriously top-notch bowlers. In the first game, Kaitlin Cashion, a senior at Nashville School of the Arts who finished in the top 24 in the state the past two years and bowls for MLK, rolled a 197. Hunters Lane senior Austin York came within one frame of bowling his 6th perfect game, finishing with a 266. He had one open frame and eleven strikes. It was amazing to watch.

The North Sports Report has a great promotional idea. Take the ESPN “Love the Lanes” ad and edit in video clips of Metro high school bowlers. Here’s the original ad… the coolest of all ESPN commercials.

As famed professional bowler Pete Weber so eloquently explained in one of the all-time greatest victory rants: “Who do you think you are? I am!” I think that just about says it all.

Football Friday October 3, 2014

Last week, the North Sports Report marveled at the homecoming floats and beautiful sunset at Antioch High School.

This week, I will be at Hunters Lane as the Warriors bring their three-game winning streak home and host the Cane Ridge Ravens. In other action:

  • Hillsboro Burros put their undefeated record on the line as they travel to Antioch Bears;
  • East Nashville Eagles, undefeated and unscored upon (yep, they’ve outscored opponents 264-0) welcome their toughest challenge so far as they host the Maplewood Panthers;
  • Overton Bobcats welcome Glencliff Colts;
  • McGavock Raiders travel to Hillwood Hilltoppers;
  • Pearl-Cohn Firebirds and their high-powered offense host Whites Creek Cobras; and
  • Stratford Spartans travel to Lipscomb.

The MNPS home games are at Hunters Lane; at Antioch; at East Nashville (on the TPS campus); at Overton; at Hillwood; and at Pearl-Cohn.

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